2022’s Bourbon & Beyond festival brought in over 140,000 people and producer Danny Wimmer Presents expects 2023’s iteration to live up to its reputation of The World’s Largest Music & Bourbon Festival as well. The four-day festival, taking place September 14-17th at Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center, will have Bruno Mars, The Killers, The Black Keys and Brandi Carlile headlining.
65+ acts in total will perform over the four-day festival, including Duran Duran, Billy Strings, The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, Blondie, Train, Hozier, Jon Batiste, Brittany Howard, Ryan Bingham, Babyface, Midland, Bastille, Spoon, The Gaslight Anthem, First Aid Kit, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Guy, Aloe Blacc, Wayne Newton, Mavis Staples, City and Colour, Inhaler, Paolo Nutini, ZZ Ward, Fantastic Negrito, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Luke Grimes, The Lone Bellow, Joy Oladokun, Maggie Rose, Hailey Whitters, Darrell Scott Band, Danielle Ponder, Dumpstaphunk, Boy Named Banjo, Brandy Clark, John Primer, Willie Jones, Stephen Wilson Jr., Drayton Farley, Goodbye June, As You Were, Vivi Rincon, Kelsey Waloon, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Lil Smokies, Twisted Pine, The Cleverlys, Town Mountain, Della Mae, Sunny War, Lindsay Lou, Dan Tyminski, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
One-of-a-kind festival experiences await attendees, including daily workshops and demonstrations at the Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage. Bourbon lovers have many options to imbibe: Chris Picks MiniBar for select single barrels that will be curated for the festival; the Hunter’s Club for rare/vintage sips; the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Craft Bourbon Bar for hand-picked craft distillery tastes; the George Dickel Flight School for daily step-by-step tastings; and the Jim Beam Tiki Barrel Bar for the perfect oasis.
Fans can also partake in cocktail offerings from the Highland Grounds Wine Garden and Blackened Presents, The Whiskey Bar. Bourbon & Beyond is also proud to present the 1Million Strong Wellness Retreat, providing fans a place to relax, recharge and enjoy the hottest mocktails this side of the Ohio river.
Attendees can also spend time in the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar where the best bluegrass bands will play, podcasts will be recorded, line dancing is a must and Kentucky’s finest bourbon will be served.
The complete bourbon and culinary lineup will be announced this summer.
Single day, weekend, and VIP passes, along with camping are on sale now for as low as $10 down at BourbonandBeyond.com, or fans can purchase festival passes at DWPBourbon.com to utilize ShopPay or AfterPay payment methods. New in 2023, Bourbon & Beyond is proud to elevate the festival camper experience with Glamping offerings for both tent and RV in the Barrel and Oak Coves. VIP passes include exclusive perks with options including The Mint VIP Experience and Angel’s Envy Beyond VIP, which features all-inclusive drinks and complimentary curated bites from chef Anthony Lamas of Louisville’s famed Sevicherestaurant. Visit BourbonAndBeyond.com for details on VIP passes.
“Bourbon & Beyond is our love letter to the city of Louisville and the great state of Kentucky,” says Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We can’t wait to showcase why Louisville has become our home away from home, so having the opportunity to curate an unbelievable festival experience rooted in amazing musical performances combined with our passion for bourbon and culinary arts is our dream come true.”